Welcome to the UVU Pre-Health Site


 

Welcome to the Pre-Health website! We hope we can assist you on your way to becoming a professional. We encourage you to review the information on our website and watch the Pre-Health OrientationPre-Health Orientation movie prior to scheduling an appointment with our Pre-Health counselors.
Click here for the Pre-Nursing Orientation.Pre-Nursing Orientation

Schedule an Appointment

Please be aware of the following policies:

  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
  • 2 No Shows in one semester, you may be asked to wait until the following semester to schedule another appointment.
  • updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. If you are interested in those areas please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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 (Click on the headings below for more information. Our News & Events information is updated regularly.)

Pre-Health Orientation

News & Events

     Announcements

updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. If you are interested in those areas please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

 

Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference - Registration is Open Click Here  

 

UVU Parking Services Food for Fines Food Drive

UVU Parking Services is holding its annual Food for Fines drive from now until December 23rd.  Bring in cans of food to donate to the Utah Food Bank and we will remove $1 from any of your unpaid parking citations per can donated (Must pay a $10 minimum per citation).  You can bring in as many cans as you like.  Help us help the Utah Food Bank this winter by bringing by your canned food.  For more information you can call Parking Services at (801) 863-8188.

 

This week’s Hot Internships

http://www.uvu.edu/internships/findinternships/hotinternships.html

     New PostingUpcoming Events

 

Gift Wrapping Service Project, Organized by the Pre-OT Club ALL ARE WELCOME!

Thursday, December 8th 6:30pm — SC 206a

Come take a break from studying for finals and wrap presents with us!  The Pre-OT club is wrapping gifts for the Utah Kids Foundation, a local non-profit for families with Special Needs Children.  There will be food for Santa's helpers.  We need all the help we can get, and if you can come early (6:15 or so), we'd like to meet out in front of the Health and Wellness Center in order to bring all the presents in. Text Whitney at 801-376-0607 if you have any questions. Please bring extra scissors if you can.  See you there!

 

Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference

Saturday, February 7th Sorensen Student Center

Save the Date!  If you are applying to health professions programs in 2015, you don’t want to miss this half-day conference!  We will help you get a “jumpstart” on the application process including how to fill out applications, ask for letters of recommendation, and write personal statements.  The cost is $10 and includes breakfast and a USB drive with all of the presentations and info from the conference.  Space is limited, register now!

 


     New PostingInternship, Volunteer & Patient Contact Opportunities

NEW! Patient Contact Opportunity: Canyon Breeze Senior Living

Now hiring CNA's! Experience preferred, but not required. They are hiring for afternoon and grave shifts. If you are interested, contact Heather at heathermahoney21@gmail.com.   

 

Healthcare-Related Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps, Medical/Dental Case Coordinator

AmeriCorps, a National Service program, is currently recruiting for opportunities in Provo for one year long positions starting ASAP. You will work as a Medical/ Dental Case Coordinator for residents in Utah County.

  • Requires 1700 hours (about 30-36hours a week)
  • Monthly living allowance ($1,000)
  • Earn a $5,550 scholarship for college or existing qualified student loans
  • Health Coverage, Relocation Allowance, and Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Receive training in job skills and career networking opportunities
  • Be part of a national movement that will improve the quality of life for millions of Americans
  • Possible paid internship hours can be completed during your 1-year term-discussed during the interview process
  • If you are a current student we can work with your academic schedule-all schedules will be discussed during the interview process as well

 

Position Description: Case coordinators work with clients and healthcare providers to schedule appointments and coordinate healthcare services for low-income, uninsured clients. 

Qualifications: MUST speak Spanish « Knowledge of medical terminology in Spanish a plus « Exposure to healthcare setting a plus « Must be comfortable using Microsoft Office applications « Must have own form of transportation « One year commitment required.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to ashlee@utahchc.org. Further information available on our website at http://www.utahchc.org/employment

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

 

Paid/Volunteer Patient Contact: Harmony Home Health & Hospice

Now Hiring: Home Health Aids and Housekeepers.  Also looking for Hospice Volunteers.  If interested, please apply at www.harmonyhomehealth.com

Locations in Orem, Murray, Clearfield/Ogden/Logan

 

Volunteer/Community Service: UVU Special Olympics Club

The UVU Special Olympics team participates in Special Olympics events as well as helps to promote the awareness of the Special Olympics on the UVU campus. In the past, we’ve had a number of Pre-Health students who’ve been great participants in our club.

This is a great opportunity to become involved in many fun service activities and there are a lot of ways to be involved. In particular, we are looking for:

  • People interested in being potential club leaders
  • Volunteer athletes interested in practicing and competing alongside Special Olympics athletes
  • People to help coach track or soccer
  • Anyone interested in helping with the club or at Special Olympics events

If you would like to get involved, e-mail specialolympicsuvu@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/uvuspecialolympics/.

 

Volunteer/Patient Contact: GIANT Steps

GIANT Steps Autism Preschool has positions open for long-term volunteers who are interested in helping autistic children.

Great way to get in either PATIENT CONTACT or VOLUNTEER HOURS!!!!!!

GIANT Steps Autism Preschool is a treatment program through Wasatch Mental Health, which provides services for autistic children (ages 3-5) and their parents. Volunteers will help care for autistic children on a weekly basis at Foothill Elementary School in Orem (921 N. 1240 E.). Volunteers have the chance to receive special training and experience in different autism treatment methods.

****Previous experience with autism is not required **** 

GIANT Steps currently needs volunteers to help on bi-monthly on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, and volunteers to help during the hours of 9 am–3:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday (a 2 hour weekly time commitment).

Volunteers dates for the semester will be as follows (Every night is a Tuesday unless indicated otherwise.):

12/2/2014

If you are interested in volunteering, please send a message with any questions to Trevor Bevan at volunteergiantsteps@gmail.com

Include yourname, phone number, and preferred e-mail address.  

***Qualified volunteers are always welcome.***

I look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Thanks,

Trevor Bevan

Program Director GIANT Steps

 

Volunteer/Patient Contact: Alpha Home Health and Hospice

Contact Bill Cox - billvcox@gmail.com  (801) 615-3426

 

Volunteer/Patient Contact: Symbii Home Health and Hospice

Contact Cory Astle - CAstle@symbiihealth.com  (801) 822-2676

     For Your Information

Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students: Pharmacy Club, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Medical Club, Pre-Optometry Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Pre-Physicians Assistant Club, etc. 

To join a club, go to: uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs. To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (LC 101A) OR pay online.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING DUES ONLINE:

  1. Login to your UV Link
  2. Click 'Student' tab
  3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
  4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
  5. Select your preferred pre-health club
  6. Enter payment info.
  7. Submit!

Professions

     Nursing

     Pre-Medical

     Pre-Dental

     Pre-Pharmacy

     Pre-Physical Therapy

     Pre-Occupational Therapy

     Pre-Physician Assistant

     Pre-Chiropractic

     Pre-Optometry

     Pre-Podiatry

     Pre-Veterinary


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